The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Letters to the Editor

May 27, 2012

Letters to the Editor 5/27/12

The News Courier encourages letters to the editor. Submissions should be no more than 400 words and should include a name, address and telephone number for verification. Submissions that do not meet requirements are subject to editing. Send letters by noon on Thursdays to P.O. Box 670, Athens, AL, 35613, or email to kelly@athensnews-courier.com.

Why so angry?

Dear Editor:

This is in response to the editorial by Joyce Conner with the heading, “Save us from President Obama.”

Ma’am, I have read a few of your comments geared toward the president of the United States. This is going to be short and sweet. Ma’am, you need to take that anger and generate it toward something positive. You think everything that this president does is control you. If you would take a minute and listen to the total message and not just what you don’t want to hear maybe, just maybe, you can get a clear picture.

Did you have this much anger conjured up when the former president took us to war without United Nations approval? Or when the economy tanked beginning in 08 and steadily started to rebound under the guidance of this administration. I take it either you are wealthy or you just dislike the president based on his ethnic background.

Ma’am, been hearing it since he has been in office, so don’t be shocked or amazed someone brings it up. Yes, Mrs. Conner, we have been blessed in America by the freedoms we have, but don’t think for one minute only a certain sector of this country can make the country better than it is at this point. Don’t have selective memory on what has happened in the past.

Sincerely,

Terrence W. Crooks

Athens

(The following letter was received after last Sunday’s letters deadline but prior to the vote on Alabama reapportionment. The plan still requires the approval of Gov. Bentley.)

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